Coast Guard medevacs woman from charter boat in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard medevacs woman from charter boat in Gulf of Mexico
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard patrol boat crew medevaced a 27-year-old woman from a charter boat 35 miles off Port Aransas, Monday afternoon. The Coast Guard Cutter Steelhead crew medevaced her after receiving a distress call at 1 p.m. from the charter boat, stating a woman aboard had a seizure and fell, injuring her head. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders coordinated the medevac. The...

Coast Guard searches for 3 duck hunters near Matagorda Bay

Coast Guard searches for 3 duck hunters near Matagorda Bay
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are searching for three men who went duck hunting in the vicinity of Carancahua Bay, between Port Lavaca and Palacios, and did not return Friday morning. Missing are Starett Burke from Wallisville, Spencer Hall from Mont Belvieu, and Chris Ruckman from Dayton. The men reportedly launched their 17-foot, green, flat-bottomed...

Coast Guard locates body of missing man in Corpus Christi Bay, Texas

Coast Guard locates body of missing man in Corpus Christi Bay, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard aircrew found the body of a 61-year-old fisherman Monday, after he was reported missing off Mustang Island earlier in the morning. The Corpus Christi Police Department notified Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders at 7:35 a.m. The police reported that the man’s wife was waiting in the car when he went wade fishing Sunday at about 11 p.m. They...

Coast Guard returns 3 kayakers to safety off Mustang Island

Coast Guard returns 3 kayakers to safety off Mustang Island
Crews from an Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, a Station Port Aransas 45-foot response boat and an offshore supply vessel work together to locate and recover three kayakers who needed help 2 miles off Mustang Island, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Zachery Geyer. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard air and boat crews, along with a good Samaritan,...

Coast Guard medevacs lone sailor and dog, helps bring sailboat home

Coast Guard medevacs lone sailor and dog, helps bring sailboat home
Walter Smith stands with Petty Officer Graham Smith and Walter’s dog after Petty Officer Smith medevaced them from their sailboat about 40 miles off Port Aransas, Texas, November 15, 2016.  Photo courtesy of the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi Fire Department. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard rescue swimmer made his first rescue Tuesday, when he helped a man suffering from chest pains...

Coast Guard searching for overdue boater 20 miles north Port Mansfield, Texas

Coast Guard searching for overdue boater 20 miles north Port Mansfield, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard air and boat crews are searching for an overdue boater last seen near Gladis’ Hole, approximately 20 miles north of Port Mansfield off Padre Island, Tuesday. Missing is George Young, 50, of Combes, Texas. Young was taken to the Port Mansfield boat ramp by a friend where he left at approximately 3 p.m., Monday, on a 29-foot blue skiff with the intention of...

Coast Guard, police, fire search for missing teen off Mustang Island

Coast Guard, police, fire search for missing teen off Mustang Island
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard joined the Corpus Christi Police and Fire Departments in searching for a 13-year-old boy Sunday, after he was reported missing in the water near beach marker 185 on Mustang Island State Park. The police dispatch notified Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders at about 6:15 p.m., that the boy had gone under and was not seen resurfacing. The watchstanders...

Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office responding to diesel spill near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office responding to diesel spill near South Padre Island, Texas
A Coast Guard law enforcement boat enforces a safety zone as Miller Environmental response crews use absorbent pads and absorbent boom to collect diesel from the Port Isabel Channel in Texas, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick. PORT ISABEL, Texas — Response workers were able to recover more than 2,000 gallons of diesel through the night and...

Coast Guard responding to diesel spill near Port Isabel

Coast Guard responding to diesel spill near Port Isabel
PORT ISABEL, Texas – Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi and the Texas General Land Office are responding to an oil spill at mile marker 667 on the Intracoastal Waterway near Port Isabel, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Sector Corpus Christi received a report that the uninspected towing vessel Capt. Jim Green allided with a dock at the Subsea 7 facility, releasing approximately 20,000 gallons of low...